‘Another Delusional Comment’ From Deontay Wilder Sends Boxing World Into Meltdown

Published 09/22/2022, 9:04 AM EDT
NEW YORK, NY – March 2: MANDATORY CREDIT Bill Tompkins/Getty Images Deontay Wilder speaks to the press during the weighin for his upcoming Heavyweight fight against Luis Ortiz at the Barclay Center in Brooklyn, New Yorkon March 2, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Bill Tompkins/Getty Images)

Deontay Wilder, the torchbearer of American heavyweight boxing in the modern era has undergone a big transformation since he lost the highly anticipated trilogy to his long-time rival Tyson Fury. First, he decided to hang up the gloves. Since it was a hard decision for the former WBC titleholder so he took some time.

A few months later, the hard hitter decided that he had left enough to offer and announced his comeback. As of now, the 36-year-old is again going to begin his quest for the title with the October 15th showdown at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

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He is training hard to regain his knockout rhythm against Robert Helenius, who is coming out of a fresh victory.

Ahead of this bout, ‘The Bronze Bomber’ made a big statement. When asked about boxing’s Hall of Fame, Wilder told, “I already know when those five years are up and I’m done competing, I’m automatically in the boxing Hall of Fame, no questions asked. If not, I’ll be very surprised.”

BoxingScene shared this update on social media, and it took no time to capture the fans’ attention.

How did fans react to the claim of Deontay Wilder?

A fan wrote, “Another delusional comment from Wilder who beat 40 tomato cans and best win before Fury (who was cherry picked) was Old Ortiz.”

“For a professional boxer, Wilder has one hell of a fragile ego,” another fan wrote.

After losing the rematch against Fury, Wilder gave a very unreasonable excuse. This fan mentioned it while roasting Wilder. He wrote, “Thankgod someone else decides this. U lost hall of fame when you blamed a suit for losing you a fight. Sorry.”

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Another fan agreed with Wilder’s remark. He wrote, “He’ll be in the HOF since he’s in the top tier class of HW boxers for this generation whether or not you think the quality of fighters is p**py, is another discussion.”

Another fan wrote, “A legend in his own mind. Zero boxing skill just a heavy handed punch….in my book.”

Despite losing twice to Fury, no one can ignore the fact that Wilder defended his title for a record ten times, which is equal to Muhammad Ali’s record. In hind sight the quality of his opponents was nowhere near to what Ali had to face.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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